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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.48
...I see an icon for fucking FIREHOUSE DOG, yet I do NOT see one for this... how sad.

This is probably the first year in forever that I haven't see a shitty movie yet. Each week I enter a theater and think that THIS will be the stinker, I am greeted with a shock and the film ends up being good.

AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE COLON MOVIE FILM FOR THEATERS isn't going to be for everyone. I see anyone over forty probably hating it. Hell, luckily they won't even know what it is and completely skipping it anyway, so that's good.

The film is really just an extension of the show, but the insanity is tied together with even more insanity. If you go in to this hoping for answers to questions like 'Where do they come from?' or 'What's up with Dr. Weird?'... well, I guess you DO get some answers, but as soon as you do, they throw something else out that makes those answers obsolete.

...oh yeah, and as usual, Carl steals the movie.

Overall: Thumbs way up if you like the show and keep the kids away cause there's F-Bombs everywhere even WITH them still beeping sometimes. There is alos some insane penis jokes throughout that I'm totally stealing to use on my own.
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.00
    Originally posted by Cerebus
    ...I see an icon for fucking FIREHOUSE DOG, yet I do NOT see one for this... how sad.
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.35
I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO angry. Not only is it not coming to Saskatchewan, it's not coming to *Canada*; there's no Canadian distributor.



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.14
The fake policy trailer at the beginning is, by far, the best part of the movie.

Otherwise, it's the TV show with foul language and sexual content, basically. All of the usual suspects are accounted for. And Neil Peart.

Sorry...no Danzig. And oddly enough, I can't recall a single scene in Carl's pool.
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.12
I've never seen the TV show. Would I be lost seeing the movie?




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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.16
    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
    I've never seen the TV show. Would I be lost seeing the movie?

Yes. Of course, you might be lost if you have seen the show too. It's absurdist fun, so even if you've never seen the show, I promise there's no continuity to catch up on. Do a Wiki on the show, read up for 2 minutes on the characters, and you're good to go.

The very end, after the credits, was worth waiting for. And the opening really was one of the best parts of the movie. Get your snacks early, and don't arrive late for this one!



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.35
    Originally posted by spf
      Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
      I've never seen the TV show. Would I be lost seeing the movie?

    Yes. Of course, you might be lost if you have seen the show too.


Agreed. When I get people to watch this show, I make them watch the first episode first; not because it's funny (it really isn't that good), but because that way they know they're not missing something, like backstory or explanations.



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I didn't see it, and neither did anyone else, especially.

$3 Million opening weekend (nypress.com)

First Look Pictures co-chairman Henry Winterstern can spin it any way he wants, but that seems like a pretty poor showing in light of how it was the only thing the media talked about between Antonella Barba's dirty pictures getting released and the Anna Nicole burial (as the news flies).

It didn't even crack the box office top ten during a very weak weekend. "Wild Hogs" is still in the top ten, people, seven weeks in.

They'll make all their money back on the DVD, obviously, but they were surely hoping for more.

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(edited by Brian P. Dermody on 16.4.07 1320)




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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.29
I don't quite see why somebody would want to pay 10 bucks to see this in a theater anyway. I only pay that to see movies that need to be seen on a big screen. What is essentially an extended episode of a late night TV cartoon is not something that needs to be seen on the big screen. I'm definitely going to see the movie, but it will definitely be via to local video store.



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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.16
    Originally posted by Brian P. Dermody
    I didn't see it, and neither did anyone else, especially.

    $3 Million opening weekend (nypress.com)

    First Look Pictures co-chairman Henry Winterstern can spin it any way he wants, but that seems like a pretty poor showing in light of how it was the only thing the media talked about between Antonella Barba's dirty pictures getting released and the Anna Nicole burial (as the news flies).

    It didn't even crack the box office top ten during a very weak weekend. "Wild Hogs" is still in the top ten, people, seven weeks in.

    They'll make all their money back on the DVD, obviously, but they were surely hoping for more.

    (edit: linking is hard)

    (edited by Brian P. Dermody on 16.4.07 1320)

Eh, it actually did decent for the amount of theatres it was released in. Among movies released in more than 500 theatres it came in #5 in per screen average. Yes it didn't gross as much as other movies, but if it had been released in say 1,600 screens like "Redline" was, I have to think it probably would have cracked the top 10 at least. I know for instance here in Chicago the movie was playing on 2 screens in the city limits.



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Is it really spin to say that it finished with the third-highest per screen average take, amongst new films, and easily made its $1M budget back in one weekend?

http://boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/

I have no idea how the film business works but wonder if numebrs like this would make a case for expansion to more screens...at the same time, I also kinda think everybody that was really excited to see this film may have gone and seen it and dunno if there would be any repeat business and/or people flocking to see it outside the opening weekend. (Granted, me personally, I WOULD like to get around to seeing it...if it's playing anywhere around here.)


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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.07
Did it have any TV advertising outside of Adult Swim? Could it even be marketed to non-AS viewers, or did the studio figure it wasn't worth spending the money on?



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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.16
    Originally posted by SchippeWreck
    Did it have any TV advertising outside of Adult Swim? Could it even be marketed to non-AS viewers, or did the studio figure it wasn't worth spending the money on?

Well, they did try that one marketing campaign....



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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.35
    Originally posted by spf
      Originally posted by SchippeWreck
      Did it have any TV advertising outside of Adult Swim? Could it even be marketed to non-AS viewers, or did the studio figure it wasn't worth spending the money on?

    Well, they did try that one marketing campaign....


I never saw any mention in the news reports of the movie, only the show.



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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.86

The only advertising of this movie I've seen so far was a banner on MySpace and someone posted their movie poster here (or at another board?) a couple months ago. Then again, I have been without cable since March so maybe I missed all the ads on CN/AS.

All that being said, I want to see this movie, but no one I know will go with me :(



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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.14
Awwww! Le pauvre FORSTY.

I'll go with you!

I'll even pay for the movie and the popcorn!


I'll just ask for you to pay for the transportation to the movie theatre and back. ;)



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I was more than a little surprised that it was playing at quite a few theaters here in Jax, so the roommate and I decided to check it out on Sunday. As far as favorite Adult Swim shows go, I always fell on the Sealab side of the fence instead of Aqua Teen but I didn't dislike the show or anything.

The movie, however, is really not all that good. It has some amazingly funny moments, don't get me wrong, but it really really feels like a single episode stretched way too thin by the time you get to the end.

I'll echo the sentiments that the "Let's All Go To The Lobby/Warning" at the beginning of the movie is the best part. It's just downhill from there with a few spikes up every now and then.



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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.96
    Originally posted by SchippeWreck
    Did it have any TV advertising outside of Adult Swim? Could it even be marketed to non-AS viewers, or did the studio figure it wasn't worth spending the money on?


Here in Seattle there is a giant (maybe 30 or 40 feet) building poster that reads: "M [picture of meatwad] VIE" just down the block from where I work here in the SoDo district. I've seen brief spots for it on tv here and there. Also, they did a thing on Facebook where they promoted and showed the "endings" of the movie (which can also be seen on the official website).

(edited by Jericholic53 on 16.4.07 1805)


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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00

    Here in Seattle there is a giant (maybe 30 or 40 feet) building poster that reads: "M [picture of meatwad] VIE" just down the block from where I work here in the SoDo district.


The same one is just outside Wrigley as well.



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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.13
    Originally posted by Brian P. Dermody
    First Look Pictures co-chairman Henry Winterstern can spin it any way he wants, but that seems like a pretty poor showing in light of how it was the only thing the media talked about between Antonella Barba's dirty pictures getting released and the Anna Nicole burial (as the news flies).




All the media could talk about was that some character on some Cartoon Network show was depicted on devices mistaken for bombs. It rarely came up which show the promotion was for, or that the show was being adapted into an upcoming movie, or even that there were two distinct characters involved. (I remain unconvinced that anyone in the mainstream media could tell the Mooninites apart.) Once it became apparent that a corporate giant could be held responsible for the fiasco, all attention shifted away from ATHF being in trouble to Time-Warner issuing mea culpas.

I don't think you have to spin this much to view it as a success--as far as I've been able to tell the movie cost less than $1 million to make and it's already taken in three times that much in one weekend in under 900 theaters. I have to think they knew this movie had a very niche audience (read: anyone who's watched the show and enjoyed it enough to keep watching), and the best they could hope for was to convince as much of that audience as possible not to wait for the DVD.

The only way I can see to view it as a failure is to presuppose that they were expecting an upstart word-of-mouth sensation that came from nowhere to open with $30 million, and that had to be well outside of their expectations.
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